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Arthur, I have been searching the archives and found this thread. We are experiencing a similar problem. We have a number of files that report the following error when we attempt to checkout an old revision: cvs update -P -d -r 1.1 -- big_binary_test.xls (in directory C:\dev\Test_Module_B) cvs [server aborted]: received abort signal cvs: cvsdelta.cpp:558: bool cvsdelta::patch(const ByteArray&, const ByteArray&, ByteArray&): Assertion `pos+len<=file1.size()' failed. You mention an update (2.5.04) with a cvsdelta fix is coming soon. Do you know if it will fix this problem too? Thanks, David Buntin >Emma, > >> The comments for the two changes to cvsdelta.cpp are: >> rev 220.127.116.11 Make BOM invisible to diff as it just confuses people. >> rev 18.104.22.168 cvsdelta corner case >> >> We took that change, built it into our cvsnt and tested it >> with the file >> that showed the error. It appears to have resolved the problem. >> > >Those changes are to 2.5.04 - I suggest you try upgrading to the latest >2.5.04 testing release on a 'test' box and validate you can upgrade to >that as soon as it goes stable (very soon - within the next couple of >weeks probably). > >Regards, > > >Arthur